Hello, my name is Lonnae Hickman and I’m assistant director and script secretary for our winter musical Beauty and the Beast. I myself haven’t done much yet, my job doesn’t actually start until tech week. Currently I’m writing down blocking (all the movement done by the actors) and until I have to call all the cues … More Meet the Artist: Lonnae Hickman
Theatre is an amazing art form that allows anyone of any talent to express themselves. From actors, singers and even dancers. But people pass up the chance to experience a different side of theatre. A side no audience member can see from a glance, an actor can possibly imagine, or playwright could dream up. A side … More Why Stage Crew? By: Sam Ginkel (’15)
A stage manager is essentially the head traffic controller of a live theater or television production. Once the director has issued his or her final notes to the cast, this person usually assumes command of the physical stage area, dressing rooms and backstage greenroom. All staff, such as lighting, sound, props and scenery technicians, report … More What Does a Stage Manager Do?
“Places, please. Places, please for the top of Act One.” Every theatre performance starts the same way- the script secretary calling the actors to the stage. Like a ship without a rudder, no production can function without stage management. The Homestead Theatre Department is very fortunate to have one of the best in the business, Lonnae Hickman. Armed with nothing … More All Hail the Stage Management!
Stage-managing any job means three things (plus one): 1) There will be sweat. 2) There will be tears. 3) There may be blood. +1) The wealth of information you will gain while on the job will surpass anything you could ever be taught in the classroom. Heading into Hofstra University’s production of The Learned Ladies, … More Observations of an Assistant Stage Manager: The Many Ways to Call “Line”
by Tom Provenzano | December 20, 2011 “A Stage manager under Actors’ Equity Contract: Shall work with the Director and the heads of all other departments, during rehearsal and after opening, and schedule outside calls in accordance with Equity regulations. Assume active responsibility for the form and discipline of rehearsal and performance, and be the … More How the Professionals Stage Manage